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Javier Mascherano played out the remainder of Barcelona‘s progression into the Copa del Rey final on Tuesday, but his club has confirmed that the Argentinian suffered a left thigh injury in doing so.

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The 32-year-old was introduced from the bench on 62 minutes in place of Denis Suarez against Atletico Madrid, but that short foray was enough to see Mascherano potentially sidelined.

“His return to action will depend on his recovery,” said Barcelona’s statement.

It’s the second time the versatile veteran has been sidelined with a thigh muscle issue this season, after he missed just one match at the beginning of the current campaign.

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